Miguel Rueda

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BACKGROUND Pancreatic sphincter hypertension increases the risk of pancreatitis in patients undergoing ERCP. Glyceryl trinitrate reduces sphincter of Oddi pressure. This study tested the hypothesis that transdermal glyceryl trinitrate could be effective in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis. METHODS One hundred forty-four patients undergoing ERCP(More)
To test the neuroprotective effects of the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), piglets received i.v. CBD or vehicle after hypoxia-ischemia (HI: temporary occlusion of both carotid arteries plus hypoxia). Nonhypoxic-ischemic sham-operated piglets remained as controls. Brain damage was studied by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and(More)
Many studies have demonstrated a strong association between elevated plasma total homocysteine (tHcys) levels and vascular disease. The aim of the present study was to determine the plasma levels of tHcys in pediatric recipients of renal transplants, to establish possible correlations with renal function, lipid profile, and folate and vitamin B12 status,(More)
Recent studies have shown that activity of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), a prothrombotic protein, may be increased in transplanted patients. The aim of the present investigation was to determine PAI-1 activity in pediatric recipients of renal transplants and to establish the relative contribution of both genetic and metabolic factors. In 29(More)
This study assessed the rate of errors in intravenous medicine preparation at the bedside in neonatal intensive care units vs the preparation error rate in a hospital pharmacy service. We conducted a prospective observational study between June and September 2013. Ten Spanish neonatal intensive care units and one hospital pharmacy service participated in(More)
INTRODUCTION More than a decade ago, robotic surgery was introduced into urology. Since then, the urological community started to look at surgery from a different angle. The present, the future hopes, and the way we looked at our past experience have all changed. METHODS Between 2000 and 2011, the published literature was reviewed using the National(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple plant-food sensitizations with a complex pattern of clinical manifestations are a common feature of lipid transfer protein (LTP)-allergic patients. Component-resolved diagnosis permits the diagnosis of the allergen sensitization profile. OBJECTIVE We sought to clinically characterize and describe the plant-food and pollen molecular(More)
Background Lipid transfer proteins (LTP) are considered true food allergens because sensitization takes place in the gastrointestinal tract, in contrast with other food allergens like profilins or Bet v 1-homologues, where sensitization is a consequence of an allergic sensitization to inhaled allergens. Although allergy to peach LTP (pru p 3) is frequently(More)